U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has announced a significant fee increase for nearly all applications beginning on July 30, 2007. Applications postmarked July 30, 2007, or later must include the increased fees or they will be rejected. If you have been considering filing for adjustment of status (permanent residence) or naturalization (U.S. citizenship), filing prior to July 30, 2007, will allow you to file with much lower filing fees. Examples: Application fees for a typical adjustment of status package for a foreign national married to a U.S. citizen are currently slightly less than $1,000.00–as of July 30, 2007, the same package will cost nearly $1,400.00. Current naturalization application fees total $300.00–as of July 30, 2007, naturalization fees increase to $675.00.